Vandemonium Hits Fever Pitch With 10 Customized Ford Transit Connect Vehicles
It seems like an odd choice to showcase vans at the world’s premier aftermarket auto show, but the Blue Oval is determined to show that these family rides can be turned into something more than its billed and the company is going all out with it.
A total of 10 Ford Transit Connect vans are heading to SEMA, each packing its own unique set of modifications that distinct character traits, while also showcasing the surprising versatility and sophisticated appeal of the company’s resident people-mover.
Of the 10 models, Ford has already unveiled nine of ’em, including the Blood & Grease, which transforms the Trasit Connect Cargo in what’s described as a "high-end fashion boutique on four wheels".
Pretty interesting description, but its not the only model that was treated to an aftermarket upheaval.
There’s also the Impulse Marketing & Media Transit Connect Cargo, which has been turned into a baked goods delivery vehicle; the CGS Motosrports’ Transit Connect that has effectively become a mobile speed shop for the drag strip; the K-Daddyz Kustomz Transit Connect that was turned into a veritable mobile workplace for graphic design; the LGE*CTS Motorsports Transit Connect Wagon that has somehow morphed into a Cross Country cruiser with state-of-the-art technology; the Mobsteel Transit Connect Cargo that was not only lowered to essentially kiss the ground, but created as the ultimate mobile billboard promoting the Detroit Steel Wheel Company.
Those are just a few of the modified Transit Connect vans that are coming to SEMA. More are expected to be revealed in the coming days leading up to the show opening its doors in a little over a week.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Cargo
SEMA-Bound Transit Connects
eJudged Transit Connect
Blood & Grease Transit Connect
Strange Motion Transit Connect Wagon
Pentech Automotive Transit Connect Wagon
LGE*CTS Motorsports Transit Connect Wagon
K-Daddyz Kustomz Transit Connect
Impulse Marketing & Media Transit Connect Cargo Van
CGS Motorsports Transit Connect
Mobsteel Transit Connect Cargo Van
Big changes were made to the 2014 Ford Transit Connect, including the addition of a new panel van iteration called the Cargo. This new generation of Transit Connect brings a major overhaul in interior comfort and technology, while also bringing a slightly cool boy-racer image to the TC Cargo’s boxy styling.
The low ride height and sporty nose are highlights of the new model, a far departure from the bland design of the current models. The new Transit Connect still comes with a front-drive configuration, but the TC Cargo now features twin sliding doors and a choice of tailgate designs.
The Transit Connect Cargo is set to be powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that produces 175 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, allowing the van to hit 60 mph in 9.5 seconds to go with a top speed of 108 mph.